Social Media Goes Insane After Finding Out Rapper 21 Savage Is British.
21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham Joseph. made headlines after ICE detained the 26-year-old rapper. According to TMZ, he could be facing deportation because he is a British citizen from the London Borough of Newham.
Fans were confused and believed that 21 Savage was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He mentions his US hometown often in lyrics and interviews so most people were unaware he wasn’t actually born there.
“I just pulled up in a Lambo on East Atlanta Day / Drop top don, n—a, East Atlanta Day / I got all my jewelry on, n—a, East Atlanta Day / It’s a trap holiday, n—a, East Atlanta Day / 30’s on the truck, n—a, East Atlanta Day / I’mma make them put it up, n—a, East Atlanta Day”
He apparently moved to the US at 12 years old but his visa expired a year later in 2006. Although deportation is no laughing matter, many fans are making memes poking fun at 21 Savage’s hidden British ancestry. Check out some below:
Demi Lovato caught some heat from rappers Wale and Boosie. 21 Savage fans ran to her comment section and brought up her past drug abuse and addiction. She has since apologized.
She said 21 savage memes were funny, just like the rest of Twitter: pic.twitter.com/fOmag6ETZX
— Prizzilla (@prizzillla) February 4, 2019
21 Savage being British is obvious when you really listen to his lyrics. pic.twitter.com/WSrHT65cPv
— Carl Anka (@Ankaman616) February 3, 2019
Somebody said if 21 Savage is British why he don't rap like peppa pig 😂😂😂😂
— diva in a durag. (@BigDawgChoosin) February 3, 2019
21 Savage nah he 21 Scallywag pic.twitter.com/CX24EtXrVH
— enishi (@finessedyourex) February 4, 2019
21 Savage when he says he’s in the booth pic.twitter.com/tEDsSZ4TLJ
— Aiden (@AidenSwift_) February 3, 2019
I really just asked myself “if 21 savage is British then what am I?” lmaoooo
— Quinta. (@quintabrunson) February 3, 2019
If 21 Savage is really British, they really are the best actors and I understand now why they keep getting all the good black roles in Hollywood
— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) February 3, 2019
21 Savage gonna be in Shiro Story Part 4 putting on a British accent like “Elo Shiro let’s go and catch them rapscallions me old pal”
— Mo Gilligan (@MoTheComedian) February 3, 2019
Why y’all 21 Savage like this?! 😩 pic.twitter.com/cjoL3W8w1r
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) February 3, 2019